< 2018 >
  • All day

    Date: Monday 11 June 2018

    Venue:   Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

    Under exam conditions, trainees will complete at least a full Clinical & Science VIVA by using recent exam questions supplied by post FRCA trainees.

    Clinical long case

    Clinical short cases

    Science vivas – anatomy, pharmacology, physics and physiology.

    There is an expectation is that after success at the Final FRCA, trainees return as Examiners at least twice by way of payback.

    Course Directors:

    Dr Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital

    Dr Stephen Robb, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

    For further information, please email:  Barbara Sladdin

  • All day

    MEPA is a national course for Specialty Trainees in Anaesthesia, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. MEPA is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists.

    A one-day, small group simulation course, offering both practical and theoretical training using simulation. Provision is made for detailed scenario feedback and discussion in a supportive and constructive manner.

    This regional course is held throughout the year, at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Simulation Centre based at the Freeman Hospital.

    Course date – Monday 25 June 2018

    Further Information:


Anaesthesia News

A list of  news items from the northern deanery and nationally are found below. Please click on each item for further details. If you are aware of any items that you feel should be shared please use the Contact Us form

The most recent news items are emailed out in our weekly newsletter. Please subscribe here


  • NEICS – Focus on Trauma – 15 November 2018 - Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne Our provisional programme includes: 🚑 Response to recent UK major incidents (including Manchester & Birling Gap) 🚑 Silver trauma & the HECTOR course 🚑 TBI rehabilitation 🚑 Major trauma: the patient experience 🚑 5 trauma papers you need to know Read More...
  • Newcastle Intensive Care Ultrasound (NICUS) Course – 25 & 26 October 2018 -
  • Primary FRCA VIVA day – 16 October 2018 - Are you sitting the Primary FRCA SOE in November 2018? The next Primary FRCA viva practice day is being held on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at Sunderland.   For anyone who is unfamiliar with how the day runs, we ask your fellow trainees who have passed the Read More...
  • 5th East Midlands Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine Conference – 18th and 19th October 2018 -    Delegate Registration Form with Revalidation Logo for the 5th East Midlands Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine Conference
  • Summer Party 2018 - The trainee committee have been working hard to put together what is bound to be a fantastic 'Summer Party' on Saturday 21st  July at the Gateshead Rugby Football Club in Low Fell. Please see the attached poster and look out for posters in your department. Read More...
  • Global Anaesthesia Fellow - This is a rare opportunity to join and help shape an evolving Anesthesia training program in one of Africa’s most populous and culturally diverse nations.  
  • HEE NE – Faculty of Education Courses June – September 2018 - Courses available to trainees organised by HEE NE Flyer June to September (13-02-18)
  • Northern Anaesthetic Pedal – NAP 18 - The Northern Anaesthetic Pedal is an annual ride run by the Northern School of Anaesthesia & ICM Trainee Committee, showcasing some of the stunning scenery at the heart of our region.  It is an event designed to bring the region together, out in the hills, doing something Read More...
  • The James Cook Airway Course - The James Cook Airway Course is a programme aimed at training trainees and consultants who would like to have training in fibreoptic intubation. Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June 2018 (2 days) The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW Airway Course Flyer
  • Primary & Final VIVA practice - Every Wednesday afternoon at the RVI there will be regular viva sessions from 16:00-17:00. The aim of these sessions is to have regular viva practice in the lead up to the exam. Primary and Final viva candidates throughout the whole region are all very welcome Read More...
  • NAP 18 – 23 September 2018 - DATE FOR YOUR DIARY NAP18  (Northern Anaesthetic Pedal) will be  held on 23rd September 2018. Further information to follow very soon.  
  • Mentoring – NEMO - The North East Mentoring Organisation is a local group of (mostly) anaesthetists including trainees and consultants. We have all been trained in mentoring and use mentors in our own work and lives. We are based in the north east, and aim to arrange mentoring sessions Read More...
  • New FRCA Revision Website Launched - Ease those revision woes by signing up to the definitive FRCA revision website It contains hundred of accurate exam questions with extensive answers and explanations. Undertake timed mock exams or simply work through each subject in both the primary and final FRCA. OSCE and viva Read More...
  • NORTHUMBRIA AIRWAY WORKSHOP (NAW) 2018 - NAW is a very popular airway course, approved by the RCoA for 10 CPD,  it attracts national and international delegates. NAW is suitable for all grades of anaesthetists and other specialties who want to learn advance airway techniques. Candidates achieve theoretical and practical knowledge about the Read More...
  • North East Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia (NUSGRA) – Cadaveric Workshop – 5 & 6 July 2018 - Date:  5 & 6 July 2018 Venue:  Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Real time performances of Ultrasound Guided Regional Block on ‘fresh cadavers’   Programme includes: Physics of Ultrasound Surgical Anatomy demonstration on cadaveric prosection Ultrasound scanning and sonoanatomy on live Read More...
  • One Lung Ventilation course – 15 October 2018 - Date:   15 October 2018 Venue:   Simulation Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Time:  8:30 am until 5:00 pm This one day course uses simulation and skill stations to teach a "Hands on" approach to single lung ventilation. Practical aspects of One Lung Anaesthesia Double lumen tube Read More...
  • Subscribe to the NSAICM Newsletter - A weekly newsletter will be emailed out every Thursday morning at 9.00am. This will contain the latest 3 news items and 3 event items. Often more than 3 items will be added throughout the week so it is important to still check the website regularly Read More...